I've been painting since I was 5 years old. Hiding under the covers way past bedtime, drawing with only a flashlight as my guide, I discovered early that art and the act of making something was my feel-good place. Fast forward into my adult life, where I'm pulled in so many directions it's dizzying, Just like you, I need an escape. My creativity is an escape, a very good reason to put my phone down, turn off the laptop. Some days I'm painting, others I'm writing a note or hanging a new art print, but the point is friends, is that I'm letting art into my heart. I'm letting art fill my soul in big and small ways.